Then I Met You is a Korean-inspired award-winning skincare brand and was created by the founder of Soko Glam, but is Then I Met You cruelty-free and vegan? I’ve got all the answers here!
Is Then I Met You Cruelty-Free?
Then I Met You is Cruelty-free! None of Then I Met You’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
Then I Met You Animal Testing Policy
On Then I Met You’s website, the brand claims all of its products are cruelty-free.
However, this is not enough information for us to classify any brand as cruelty-free to our standards. So I reached out to the company to ask for more details about their animal testing policy.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Then I Met You’s company website:
I emailed the brand asking if any of its products or ingredients are tested on animals. Either by the company itself, commissioned to a third party to test on its behalf, or by any of its suppliers. I also asked if they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, if they sell their products in China or any other country that requires animal testing.
Below is a snippet of the response I received from Then I Met You,
“Then I Met You does not use any animal testing and is also not sold in countries where animal testing in required. This means that our products are not sold in mainland China. Our products are certified as cruelty-free and we do not allow animal testing of any kind. Our manufacturers thoroughly vet our ingredient suppliers.“
Is Then I Met You Sold in China?
All imported cosmetics sold in mainland China are required by law to be tested on animals. However, Then I Met You has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China and therefore they are not required to test on animals.
You can find Then I Met You cruelty-free products at Soko Glam.
Is Then I Met You Vegan?
Almost all of Then I Met You skincare products are vegan with the exception of its Honey Dew Lip Mask.
When I asked Then I Met You if they had any vegan options, they told me,
“I’m here to answer any questions you may have about the brand. All of our current product line excluding the Honey Dew Lip Mask are vegan. The Honey Dew Lip Mask is not vegan as it includes honey as an ingredient.“
Is Then I Met You Ethical?
Based in: the US
Products made in: South Korea
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any available information on Then I Met You’s sustainability and social initiatives.
Eco-Friendly Packaging Initiatives: Currently, Then I Met You uses paper and cardboard packaging that is 100% recyclable. Their product boxes are printed with soy ink. The brand claims they will continue to find more ways to be eco-friendly.
Ingredients and Formulations Claims: Then I Met You claims all of its formulations are clean and free of synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, parabens, silicones and alcohol.
I hope this article helped you to understand Then I Met You’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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